Step Up For The Arc 2016

The Annual Walkathon of The Arc of New Jersey and its Local County Chapters

Step Up For The Arc is an annual statewide initiative of The Arc of New Jersey, with walkathons held locally by every county chapter. It's a fun, healthy and easy way to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you wish to participate or make a donation at the local county level*, please contact the local county chapter in your area. If you wish to support the state-level advocacy efforts of The Arc of New Jersey, Donate Now.

*Funds raised through local county chapters are used to support and enhance the services they provide for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Step Up For The Arc Walk 2016 Schedule


April 9, 2016

The Arc of Monmouth County
Asbury Park Boardwalk 5K Run:
8:30 am (registration: 8:00 am) Walk: 11:00 am (registration begins 10:00 am)
Contact Person: Jan Connolly, (732) 493-1919 ext. 120

April 16, 2016

The Arc of Essex County
Brookdale Park-Bloomfield
8:00am - 5k Registration Opens
9:00am - 5k Kicks Off
10:00am - 5k Awards Ceremony
10:15am - Face Painting, Bounce House and Actvities
10:30am - Walk Registration and Team Photos
11:30am - Walk Kicks Off
12:00pm - Family Fun Fest Opens
Contact Person: Heather Comstock, 973-535-1181 ext.1224,


May 7, 2016
The Arc of Gloucester
5K at Williamstown High School - 8:30 am
Walkathon at Camp Sun N' Fun, 1036 Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, NJ - 10:00 am
Contact: Lisa Conley - 856-848-8648

May 14, 2016
The Arc of Middlesex
Place: Roosevelt Park, Edison
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Contact: Melissa O'Brien - 732-821-1199, x134 or

May 15, 2016
The Arc of Burlington
Place: New Jersey Masonic Home, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: Arlene Miller

May 15, 2016 
The Arc of Camden County
Place: Lindenwold Memorial Park
Time: Registration (11:00 am) Walk:(12:00 pm)
Contact: Rosemary Godfrey, 856-767-3650

May 21, 2016

The Arc Mercer
Place: Veterans Park, Hamilton Township (Kuser Road entrance)
Time: 9:00 am registration; 10:00 am walk

May 22, 2016 

The Arc of Cumberland County
Place: Parvin State Park
Time: Registration (9:00AM) Walk:(10:00AM)
Contact: Jackie Steiner, 856-691-9138,

Place: Sussex County Fairgrounds
Time: Registration (11:00 AM) Walk: (12:15pm)
Contact: Chris Hemmer



June 4, 2016

The Arc of Somerset County
Place: Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ
Time: 7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Contact: Lisa Maria Arieno at 908-658-3805 or

June 5, 2016

The Arc of Salem
Place: Riverview Beach Park, Pennsville, NJ
Time: 9:00 am registration; 10:00 walk
Contact: 856-935-3600

The Arc of Bergen & Passaic Counties
Place: Olsen Park, Bogota  Rec Center, 162 West Main Street, Bogota, NJ
Time:9:30 am registration, 10:30 walk
Contact: Shirley Williams - 201-343-0322, x2233

June 26, 2016

The Arc of Ocean County
Place: Lakewood Blueclaws Stadium
Time: 9:00am registration; 10:00 am walk
Contact: 732-363-3335, x139


September 11, 2016

The Arc of Warren County
Place: Meadow Breeze Park, Washinton Twsp. NJ 07882
Time: Registration: 8:00 AM; 5K Fun Run: 9:00 AM; Walk: 11:00 AM
Contact: Meghan Moyer at 908-689-7525 ext 256 Email:,

September 25, 2016

The Arc/Morris 
The F.M. Kirby Administration Center
Central Park of Morris County
1 Executive Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07960
Registration: 12 noon; Walk bgins: 1:00 pm
Contact: Marie Jurewicz  973-326-9750 x211


October 1, 2016
The Arc of Cape May County
Place: Sea Isle City Boardwalk
Time: 9:00 am registration; 10:00 am walk
Contact: 609-861-7100

October 8, 2016
The Arc of Union County
Place: Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ
Check in – 7:45 am to 8:45 am (5k) 8:45-10:15 am (Walk) 5k Race – 9 am 5k Awards – 10 am 1 Mile Fun Walk – 10:30 am *USATF-NJ Certified Course offering 500 Grand Prix Points Contact: Stephanie D'Souza at 973-315-0020

October 15, 2016
The Arc of Atlantic County
Place: Holy Trinity Parish, St. James Campus Event Hall 6415 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor City, NJ 08406
Time: 8:30AM: Registration/check-in and refreshments 9:30AM: Warm up with Tilton Fitness and walk kick-off 11:00AM: Post-Walk Party: Includes complimentary hot dog lunch, music and dancing with DJ Dan Slamme, photo booth, and a visit from Cha! Cha! the red-eyed tree frog from Rainforest Cafe in Atlantic City. Contact Person: Alejandra Sulpizio at 609-485-0800 ext 135

The Arc of Hudson County 
11:00 AM
North Hudson Park - James Braddock
North Bergen, NJ
Contact: 201-319-9229 -